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Morgan Advanced Materials, PLC Automation Engineer in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials science and engineering of ceramics, carbon and composites. We operate in a series of well-defined markets where our applications expertise offers our customers a valuable differentiator, engineering high-specification materials, components and sub-assembly parts that solve their challenging technical problems.

The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials engineers high performance functional and structural ceramic materials, components and sub-assemblies to address customer-specific technical challenges.

The business employs advanced materials science and applications expertise to produce parts that enhance reliability or improve the performance of its customers’ products. Much of what the global business unit makes is used in demanding, harsh or critical environments. Our Technical Ceramics business works in selected segments of the electronics, energy, healthcare, industrial, petrochemicals, security and transport markets, typically in close collaborative customer relationships.

Group Key Figures: Revenue £1b, 9,000 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and customers in 100+ countries. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

Job Purpose:

The Automation Engineer role has a responsibility for developing the automation and fixturing platforms for efficient continuous production of advanced ceramic and composite materials, that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop and implement automation platforms and fixturing to enable the efficient processing of advanced ceramic and composite materials

  • Develop flexible automated process solutions using multi-axis robotics, machine vision, programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, human-machine interfaces and data acquisition systems.

  • Provide justification and reports for project expense requests and capital projects related to plant and process engineering.

  • Lead projects in the design, development, system integration and qualification of automated processes, equipment, and systems; including project management and working with internal staff and outside vendors to ensure anticipated activities and outputs are planned and effectively executed.

  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and environmental issues associated with any developed automation and fixturing.

  • Conducts PFMEAs on manufacturing processes, methods, equipment, and controls.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Conduct all tasks in a safe and efficient manner complying with all local, state, and federal EHS regulations and with Morgan New Bedford, MA EHS Guidelines. Guidelines include but not limited to participation in required EHS training and use of proper PPE. Employees are responsible for reporting hazardous conditions and job-related injuries or illnesses to their supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

  • 5+ years of manufacturing engineering experience working to develop and implement automated manufacturing processes.

  • Strong understanding of general programming architectures and logic.

  • Strong understanding of control panel wiring and good documentation practices.

  • Proficient in the use of Solidworks.

  • Basic understanding of quality management systems in an ISO 9001/AS 9100 is required.

  • Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience with developing/documenting procedures is required.

  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. Hired employees are required to provide proof that they are a U.S. Person as defined by 22 CFR §120.15.

  • This position requires use of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Additional Requirements:

  • High sense of responsibility, ownership, accountability.

  • Quality orientation and high attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must be able to clearly present ideas and reports in written and verbal format.

  • Must be able to work well with subordinates, peers and superiors in all departments of the Company.

  • Must be able to work well with external contacts of the Company.

  • Must have good time management, planning and negotiation skills.

  • Materials experience desirable

Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer.

Requisition ID: 2021-1117

External Company URL:

Street: 225 Theodore Rice Boulevard

Remote Working: No